Josias Clarke

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Slave-owner in Jamaica, apparently resident, owner of Norfolk estate in St Elizabeth. Certainly deceased by 1811 and probably by 1807.

  1. The will of Josias Clark [sic] [made in 1804] was proved in London 08/11/1816. He left his wife Ann Clark £200 p.a. currency 'until the property is clear' and three named enslaved people, Betty, Billy and Susan. He left £50 currency to his natural child Charles Clark and the latter's mother named Mary Seaton, and his daughter Elizabeth Clark by a free woman of colour named Sally Chambers £70 currency p.a. until the former's marriage.


  1. PROB 11/1585/255.

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1809 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Testator → Executor
Notes →
Matt Montague was shown as one of two executors in 1807 in the Accounts Produce for an estate later identified as having belonged to Josias Clarke. LBS has inferred Montague was an executor of Josias...
Testator → Executor